Who were the original people who lived in Peru?
Indigenous peoples include Achuar, Aguaruna, Asháninka, Shipibo, Huambisa, Quechua and Aymara, who together comprise 45 per cent of the population. There are 51 indigenous peoples in Peru.
What two groups lived in Peru?
The economic and social life of the country continued as before, with two groups–Europeans and indigenous people–living side by side but strongly divided.
Who lived in Peru before European colonization?
Pre-Inca Cultures (6000 B.C.–A.D. 1100)
Over the course of nearly 15 centuries, pre-Inca cultures settled principally along the Peruvian coast and highlands. Around 6000 B.C., the Chinchero people along the southern desert coast mummified their dead, long before the ancient Egyptians had thought of it.
What race is a Peruvian person?
Ethnic Peruvian Structure. In the 2017 census, those of 12 years old and above were asked what ancestral origin they belong to with 60.2% of Peruvians self-identified as mestizos, 22.3% as Quechuas, 5.9% as white, 3.6% as Afro-Peruvian, 2.4% as Aymaras, 0.3% as Amazonians, 0.16% as Asian.